HIGHWAY 2000 EAST-WEST - HURRICANES, HEAVY RAINFALL AND YOUR SAFETY

 As we welcome September, for most Jamaicans this also heralds the height of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

 

The worry may be a little more amplified for some as the World and specifically, Jamaica, continues to battle the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic which in recent weeks has been on everyone's lips as the island rallies against climbing positive cases and unfortunately, more numerous deaths.

We are at the twelfth named storm of the season and have yet another three months till November 30 before it ends. We would like to remind our customers to ensure that their vehicles are road worthy equipped with good tyres and that petrol and all lubricants are at satisfactory levels.

 

It is very important to keep in mind that when a Tropical Storm or Hurricane threatens the island that the public should carefully listen to the radio for bulletin updates that will inform and guide their use of Highway 2000.

 

PLEASE adjust your speed when using the Highway during heavy rainfall as excess speed combined with excess water runoff on the road are often a catastrophic combination that often leads to tragic accidents.

 

Remember that IF the Highway operations should ever be in "free" mode – the barriers left raised – there will be NO patrols on duty till the threatening weather has passed and it is once again relatively safe to use the roadways. YOUR safety as well as the safety of our personnel is paramount.

 

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